It's time to chow down at one of NYC's most popular street fairs.
The 43rd annual Ninth Avenue International Food Festival takes place this year on Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th 2016 from Noon to 5PM on - WHERE ELSE? - 9th Avenue in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan.
Ninth Avenue, from 42nd to 57th Streets, becomes foodie heaven at the Ninth Avenue Food Fest.
Ninth Avenue Food Fest Fast Facts
• Where: Ninth Avenue between 42nd and 57th Streets, Manhattan NYC.
• When: Saturday, May 14 to Sunday, May 15, 2016 from Noon to 5PM.
The annual food fest stretches from 42nd to 57th Streets in a New York tradition that draws over a million people a year for fun and feasting, featuring savory culinary delights from around the globe.
While other New York street fairs offer up the prerequisite zeppolis and funnel
cakes, the 9th Avenue food fest features so much more.
From Greek, Spanish, Polish and Italian foods - to Chinese, South Korean and
Indian specialties - the aroma of food, food, and more food takes center stage.
The live entertainment is special, too - planned for Saturday, May 16 and Sunday May 17 at 9th Avenue and 55th Street - where food fest fans might happen upon anyone from a troupe of Egyptian belly dancers to Celtic high steppers.
Other activities planned during the two-day festival include a childrens' pavilion on 53rd & 54th Streets. For serious shoppers, there are almost 200 vendors selling jewelry, clothing, music, arts, crafts, housewares, and more.
Getting to the 9th Avenue food festival by subway:
From the East Side: Take 4, 5 or 6 train to Grand Central and transfer to the 7 train and exit at the Times Square station. Walk two blocks west to 9th Avenue.
From the West Side: Take the A, E or C train to 42nd Street-Port Authority and walk one block west to 9th Avenue; OR take the 1, 2 or 3 train to Times Square station and walk two blocks west to 9th Avenue.
On arrival, plan to spend the day savoring the sights and tastes, and mixing elbows with people of all colors and races in a unique festival that best typifies what a world city is all about.
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